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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quiz of the week catch up ... Philippines!

I realize I've been forgetting this -- I blame three weeks of illness for a different someone every few days ... and a general lethargy on my part, being a pregnant woman ... I got the classes done fine -- but no time for extras. 


So -- we have some catching up to do! See if you're smarter than a herd of 7-13 year old homeschoolers ... 



1. How many islands make up the archipelago of the Philippines?
  • A. 6,852
  • B. 30,821
  • C. 7,107

2. What does the word 'Circumnavigate' mean?
  • A. To go all the way around (the world)
  • B. To calculate the circumference (of the world)
  • C. To make a plan to get from one place to another

3. Who was the first explorer to circumnavigate the world?
  • A. Hernando Cortez
  • B. Ferdinand Magellan
  • C. Antonio “Pigafetta” Lombardo

4. Who were the Philippines named after?
  • A. King Phillip II of Spain
  • B. Princess Philomena of Italy
  • C. This is what the locals have always called the island

5. Who was the first female president of the Philippines?
  • A. Gloria Arroyo
  • B. Imelda Marcos
  • C. Corazon Aquino

6. The smallest bat in the world is about the size of …
  • A. a mouse
  • B. a bumble bee
  • C. a squirrel

7. What is the favorite food of the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox?
  • A. Figs
  • B. Mangos
  • C. Any fruit

8. How many of the 250 crew that left with Magellan to circumnavigate the world, returned to Spain?
  • A. 50
  • B. 30
  • C. 18

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